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News Release


Richard Zagrzecki
Communications Coordinator

Expect Traffic Delays on Campus During Mayor's Back to School Fest

Houston, July 31, 2015 —Students, faculty and staff should expect traffic delays on campus on Saturday, Aug. 15, during the fifth annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest.

The event is being hosted once again by the University of Houston at the Athletics/Alumni Center and Hofheinz Pavilion from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Traffic delays should be expected up to an hour before the event starts on Cullen Boulevard, Elgin Street, Scott Street, Holman Street and Spur 5. Patrons who attend the event will be parking on the surface lots in the area around the Athletics/Alumni Center.

Cullen between Holman and Elgin is expected to have a heavy amount of vehicles.

Members of the UH community who will need to park near the Athletics/Alumni Center and Hofheinz Pavilion on that day should adjust their travel times to compensate for potential delays, or park in an alternative location.

During the event, 25,000 elementary school students who live in the city of Houston and whose families pre-registered will receive backpacks, school supplies, immunizations, health screenings and hair cut vouchers.


About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 41,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.